Commissioners

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is managed by a team of four Commissioners, appointed by the Government in February 2015 after a number of reports highlighted serious failings across the authority.


In this area you will find key information about their role and how they will work to deliver services to local people.

Secretary of State plans return of more powers to Rotherham

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Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed return of more powers by the Government - a move which would bring the majority of services back under the council’s democratic control.

9 February 2017


Secretary of State approves return of licensing powers to Rotherham

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Rotherham Council has welcomed the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to hand back licensing powers to the authority, with immediate effect.

14 December 2016


Commissioners recommend the return of further powers to Rotherham Council

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Further decision-making powers might be returned to Rotherham councillors under new recommendations to Government – a move which would bring the majority of services back under the Council’s control.

18 November 2016


Secretary of State plans to return licensing powers to Rotherham

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Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed handing back of licensing powers by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

19 October 2016


Response to Government interventions: the use of Commissioners in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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Cllr Read, Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council:

19 August 2016


Future of Netherfield Court care home considered as part of adult care transformation

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People who need intermediate health and social care in Rotherham will have access to more beds under plans being considered by Rotherham Council next week.

6 July 2016


New Commissioner for Rotherham

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The deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council is to become the new Commissioner for children's social care at Rotherham Council.

10 May 2016


New Adult Care and Housing Strategic Director sees Council senior management team complete

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Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Adult Care and Housing, the final appointment to the authority's new permanent senior management team.

4 May 2016


New taxi camera rules come into effect

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Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.

13 April 2016


Commissioner at Rotherham Council moves on

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The man brought in by the Government to oversee Rotherham Council's children's services is set to move on after doing 18 months in the post.

13 April 2016


Mel Meggs appointed as new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services

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Rotherham Council has appointed its new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services, the latest appointment of the authority’s new permanent senior leadership team.

30 March 2016


Launch of new Rotherham Together Partnership Action Plan

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New partnership plan focuses on positively changing Rotherham.

17 March 2016


Commissioners 12 month progress report to Government published

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Government appointed Commissioners, led by Sir Derek Myers, have today published a 12 month review of progress since the Government Directions to Rotherham.

14 March 2016


Rotherham United support Visit Rotherham initiative

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Rotherham United has become the latest organisation to back "Visit Rotherham."

9 March 2016


Rotherham Council welcomes return of some powers

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Rotherham Council has today welcomed the return of some of its powers.

11 February 2016


Damien Wilson is new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment

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Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment, the fourth appointment of the authority’s new permanent senior leadership team in 2016.

4 February 2016


Don’t Stand By – Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

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People of all ages and all walks of life gathered in Rotherham last Wednesday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.

4 February 2016


Launch of ‘ReachOut’ service to tackle child sexual exploitation

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A new service which will support children and young people in Rotherham who have been or who are at risk of being sexually exploited has been officially launched by Barnardo’s this week.

29 January 2016


Free parking set to continue at Forge Island

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Rotherham shoppers can continue to benefit from free parking at the Forge Island car park when they visit the Town Centre.

25 January 2016


Secretary of State plans return of some council powers in Rotherham

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The return of some decision-making powers to Rotherham Council moved a step closer today (January 21).

21 January 2016


Some powers set to return to Rotherham Council

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Rotherham councillors are set to take back some decision-making powers from Commissioners.

17 December 2015


New Assistant Chief Executive appointed at Rotherham Council

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A new Assistant Chief Executive has been appointed by a Member-led panel at Rotherham Council.

16 December 2015


New look Advisory Cabinet announced

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A new-look Advisory Cabinet has been announced by Rotherham Council Leader, Cllr Chris Read.

14 December 2015


Long-term support services to help victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation

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More support services for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation are being commissioned over the next three years, as part of longer-term plans which have been agreed by Rotherham Council.

11 December 2015


Proposed consultation on the future of Rotherham children’s home

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A consultation about the future of a Rotherham children’s home could begin next month, as part of the council’s ongoing review of children’s residential care services.

1 December 2015


South Korean Start-ups Primed for Success

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The first teams of entrepreneurs have completed the Y-Accelerator programme in the Sheffield City Region.

19 November 2015


Rotherham announces preferred candidate for Chief Exec role

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A selection panel at Rotherham Council has announced the preferred candidate for the role of the organisation’s new Chief Executive.

12 November 2015


Thank you, says Council Leader as Views From Rotherham report is published

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Rotherham Council Leader Cllr Chris Read has extended a ‘big thank you’ to over 1,800 residents and workers who gave their time to take part in this summer’s Views from Rotherham consultation.

16 October 2015


Land sale agreed for family theme park

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A well-known family theme park is on track to open, adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park.

9 September 2015


£3.1 million to help victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

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Children and young people in South Yorkshire who have been or who are at risk of being sexually exploited will be getting more support, thanks to a £3.1 million injection of partnership funding.

3 August 2015


New campaign seeks a new generation of councillors in Rotherham

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A campaign to find a new generation of councillors with a commitment to represent local residents and a passion for change has been launched in Rotherham.

28 July 2015


New taxi licensing policy agreed

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Commissioner Mary Ney, who has responsibility for the Council’s licensing function, has agreed a new taxi licensing Policy.

8 July 2015


"Heart of Steel" sculpture unveiled in Rotherham town centre

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As the ambitious “Yorkshire Man of Steel” project edges ever closer, a big piece of the project is set to bring a lot of heart to Rotherham town centre.

25 June 2015


New Mayor for Rotherham

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Councillor Maggi Clark becomes the new Mayor of Rotherham at a civic ceremony to be held in the Town Hall on Friday May 22.

20 May 2015


Tighter taxi regulations in Rotherham

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Residents in Rotherham are once again being asked for their views on tighter regulations being recommended for the borough's taxi trade.

1 May 2015


New decision-making arrangements agreed

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Details of how decisions will be made by the Government-appointed Commissioners overseeing the Council – and how local people can get involved – have now been agreed.

23 April 2015


Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults targeted in Rotherham scheme

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Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults in Rotherham will be subject to the ‘wrath’ of South Yorkshire Police, thanks to a new initiative launched by the Vulnerable Persons Unit (VPU).

22 April 2015


Facing the cuts, delivering Rotherham's priorities - Rotherham Council budget proposals released

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Rotherham Council is pledging to do more to protect children and young people in the town and to preserve the council services people value most in their upcoming budget.

20 February 2015


Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive

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Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive.

5 February 2015


Safeguarding Board: Statement in response to Ofsted report

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Steve Ashley, Independent Chair of Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, Ofsted statement:

19 November 2014


Statement in response to Ofsted report into Rotherham children's services

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Ofsted report will aid improvements in culture and practice, says Rotherham Council.

19 November 2014


Rotherham Borough Council's response to Department of Education announcement

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The government has announced it is to appoint a Children's Social Care Commissioner to oversee children's and young people's services in Rotherham, for an initial period of three months.

7 October 2014

Meet the Commissioners

Find out more about the Commissioners and their background.

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Role of the Commissioners

What the Commissioners are here to do, and how they will work.

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How decisions will be made

What Government intervention means for the Council.

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Recovery and Restoration

The government has approved the return of some powers to the Council.

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